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Symptoms Of Inflamed Lungs
Pain w deep breaths: Also called "pleurisy" it can cause cough and usually localized chest pain with coughing or deep breathing. It usually feels a lot better if you take an anti inflammatory. These symptoms can be similar with bronchitis or pneumonia, so if you are feeling ill and aren't sure what you have, see a doctor. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
My chest and throat feel inflamed and sore, but I have no other symptoms, no cough, no cold, except for fatigue. What is this?
Possible URI: It's very difficult to tell exactly what's happening since I don't know your age or whether you have had exposure to upper respiratory infections. A sore chest that usually means in the lungs but it could mean muscular. If it's internal and you have a sore throat it's probably the beginning of a upper respiratory infection. If you develop a temperature you should see your local physician. ...Read more
I was in a car accident. I had chest and stomach pain. X-ray showed inflamed spleen and liver and blood test showed mono. Could accident manifest symptoms not present earlier?
No: Sorry to hear of your recent problems. The accident has nothing to do with the viral contagion which has manifested itself as mono. The infection causes swelling of the liver and the spleen, so does abdominal trauma from the accident. You could have have had sub-acute symptoms prior, that is the enlargement symptoms may have been under the radar, and accident has amplified the situation. ...Read more
My symptoms are sore throat inflamed tonsils throat hurts 24/7 it hurts to breathe it feels like there is something stuck in my throat chest pain?
On vacation and have these symptoms: throat is "cobblestoned"/inflamed, headache, eye pressure, heavy chest/hard to breathe, cough, back & body ache.
Go to the Doctor: Anyone with a report that they have a heavy chest and find it hard to breathe needs to be seen by the doctor urgently. ...Read more
Aneurysm or high risk of heart attack or stroke cause taste of blood in throat? Myocardial infraction, inflamed plaque, head pain, chest pain-symptoms!?
Usually none: Most people with asbestos exposure have no symptoms. Asbestos can result in asbestosis of the lung which causes scarring of the lung resulting in decreased lung function, which often produces shortness of breath. It can also cause pleural effussions, lung cancer or mesothelioma. ...Read more
HOW MUCH TIME does advair 250/50 take to show improvement in S.O.B symptoms from oxygen trapping (170%) in lungs?
1 week: Withen 1st week on averageGet a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Lung cancer may occur in smokers or non-smokers. The symptoms are dependent on the location and extent of the cancer. It may be found when asymptomatic (no symptoms) or when very advanced an many symptoms, such as pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), seizure (brain mets), shortness of breath, etc. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Often the symptoms from cholangiocarcinoma are related to blockage or obstruction of the liver ducts. This can occur before the tumor has spread to other organs like the lungs. ...Read more
Can masses grow slow in the lungs without siptoms for more than five years even they are critical in sizes.?
Yes: It depends what critical in size means. A growing cancer for example can double in volume every ninety days, but can start as a speck. On the other hand a scar can remain a scar for a long time and can develop into scar carcinoma later. There are other nodules or tumors which are not cancer and stay as they are. If not pressing on airways it may not cause symptoms. ...Read more
Gave up smoking altogether a week ago. My lungs are starting to clear out as I'm concerned should I be with these symptoms, what to do?
Smoking: Within literally minutes of not smoking your lungs improve. You might well have a cough for a while, this should be of no concern. Over several months you will feel much better, breathe much better, have much more stamina. That said you don't say how long /smoking. If cough persists or shortness of breath persists you need to be evaluated. 10 years of not smoking =never smoke. Congrats. ...Read more
Small rattling sound in lungs upon exhaling for 3 days, no other symptoms, coughing doesn't help, 33 yrs old, female, otherwise healthy?
Auscultation exam: You have to be examined by a "real doctor" who will listen to you, both your history and do a good physical exam listening to your lungs. Then you will procede from there. ...Read more
I have inflamed lungs and chronic coughing. I have had bad lungs for years, but my cough has been getting worse (especially in the cold) what can I do?
Chronic cough: You need to be evaluated by a pulmonologist or allergist to determine what your problem is. ...Read more
Just happens: There are no symptoms to an impending lung collapse; the question becomes why does the lung collapse in the first place? That root cause may have associated symptoms. ...Read more
Depends upon stage.: Restrictive lung is not a disease per se. It is a condition that is the final common pathway of many diseases. Therefore it is difficult to say what the first symptoms might be. In early stages there may be no symptoms at all. When the underlying disease begins to affect lung tissue there may be a persistent cough and eventually shortness of breath. ...Read more
Typically none.: Usually the spread of osteosarcoma is detected on routine imaging with no symptoms. If the spread is on the outer edge of the lungs, this could be painful. Rarely does it cause difficulty breathing. This highlights the importance of regular ct scans of the lungs in osteosarcoma. ...Read more
Chest x-ray/MRI/PET: There could be blood in the sputum, that is always a cause for concern and gets people motivated. However, pain is usually not a symptom, until later in the process. Seeing your pcp and asking for a chest x-ray is a great place to start! The pcp will help guide you from there. If you suspect something let him/her know, so they can rule that question out, or substantiate your suspicion. ...Read more
No short answer here:
That's a really complicated question.
There are a whole host of disorders that cause fibrosis of the lung. The most common is called uip, which is a disease of unknown etiology, that is not related to smoking or other disorders, and results in scarring of the
i would recommend a pathology text book to see a list of all the possible lung disorders. ...Read more
Depends: Staging, location, degree of emphysema, co morbidities will determine symptoms on a particular individual. In general, most patients have no symptoms until late. Bloody sputum sometimes occurs. Some tumors may produce hormones. Weight loss may occur with advanced stage. Pneumonia, stridor, bloody pleural effusions, horner's syndrome, chest wall arm pains. Shortness of breath, recurrent pneumonias. ...Read more